Sixth Amendment

Russell Hebets

You Have the Right to Remain Silent: 5 Myths about Miranda Rights

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you….These are the opening phrases of the infamous Miranda warning. If you have not heard these words in real life, you have likely heard them on television. You may even have watched a TV court case fall apart when the clever attorney (the one in the red suit) finds out that her defendant was not “Mirandized.” Well, we hate to break it to you, but in real life court cases, Miranda warnings are a little more complicated. Here are 5 myths about Miranda rights, debunked.

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Colin McCallin

Coronavirus vs. the Courts

The upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus has reached the courts. Postponements in cases everywhere will bring into prominence a legal issue that is part of the Sixth Amendment: a defendant's right to a speedy trial.

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